What is the atomic number, atomic mass, and number of neutrons of carbon?

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Mar 12, 2018

Answer:

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Explanation:

Carbon has 3 isotopes. Carbon-12, Carbon-13, and Carbon-14
All of them have an atomic number of 6, which means all of them have 6 protons (if they had different numbers of protons, they'd be different elements).

Since they all have 6 protons, in their elemental forms, they all have 6 electrons, too.

Carbon-12:
Atomic number: 6
Mass number: 12
protons: 6
electrons: 6
neutrons: 6

Carbon-13:
Atomic number: 6
Mass number: 13
protons: 6
electrons: 6
neutrons: 7

Carbon-14:
Atomic number: 6
Mass number: 14
protons: 6
electrons: 6
neutrons: 8